Our speaker A.G. Norton has toured her slideshow about Berenice Abbott internationally. Based on extensive research carried out on Ms. Abbott’s life on Commerce Street and the surrounding artistic community, this slideshow and lecture is infused by storytelling from her grandfather’s time with the photographer.

Norton relates the chance discovery of an old box of family photos, the winding path of learning and catharsis it led her down, and the seminal role played by teacher and friend Berenice Abbott.

About the speaker: 

A.G. Norton has over 15 years experience in London as a Social Worker & Children’s Rights Specialist where she used her voice to publicly advocate for underserved, marginalized communities.

Returning to New York in 2018 she discovered her family’s personal connection and photographs of photographer Berenice Abbott and has spent the last 3 years gathering research into Ms. Abbott’s remarkable life and artistic legacy. A.G. Norton has accessed 13 boxes of Ms. Abbott’s archives and interviewed Ms. Abbott’s friends & biographers Julia Van Haaften, & Hank O’Neal.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
6:00 pm

In person


Pre-Registration Required

Location: Parish Hall of St. Mark’s in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street

Click here to watch the recording of this program.